Extraordinary Ultra Rare Black Frosted Parasol Lady Art Deco Float Bowl Made by August Walther and Sohne in Dresden Germany. This is an ultra rare black frosted art deco Parasol Lady float bowl. In all my years of collecting this is the only black frosted Parasol Lady I have seen and the only Black frosted oval shaped bowl I have seen.
The second last photo is from the book "Ä Collectors Guide" by Neil Cooper about float bowls and figurines and this float bowl is the one in the book. I call the lady figurine Parasol Lady, some call it the Umbrella Lady, in the book it is called the Marina Oval Bowl Set. The oval shaped bowl is called Pauline in the book.
The Parasol Lady is sitting on the flower frog which is shaped like a bench. The figurine and built in flower frog then sits in the Pauline oval bowl. In all my years of collecting I have been looking for another one but I could not find one.So it could be one of a kind or at least it is extremely rare. It is a good quality figurine and the float bowl was made in the Depression era 1920's and 1930's by August Walther and Sohne in Dresden Germany. This float bowl is heading towards 100 years old. The Parasol Lady figurine is 7.5 inches or 19cm high. The built in flower frog is 8.5 inches or 21.5cm in across.
There are no chips, cracks or repairs on the figurine or built in flower frog and it is in excellent condition. I have noticed a smooth mould line on the bottom of her dress on the right hand side. It is not a crack, it's a smooth mould line from when she was made.
Also there is a smooth mould line inside the figurine, again it's not a crack. You see a lot of these smooth mould lines from the manufacturing process on figurines. Also there is some dust on the float bowl from sitting on the shelf.
I have included this for accuracy. The oval shaped Pauline bowl is 12.25 inches. The bowl stands on four feet which have a lovely scroll curved shape or pattern.
There are also scroll patterns around the underside edge of the bowl. There are no chips, cracks or repairs on the bowl and it is in.Have a look at all the photos to see the lovely colour and. I will be sad to part with this float bowl, but I have made up my mind to let it go to some one who loves this extraordinary float bowl. This would be lovely Christmas present or for someone special. I know what it is like to get broken items and feel bitterly disappointed when they are not wrapped properly. I will double box this lovely black frosted Parasol Lady Float Bowl to protect it, and make sure you get it in the same beautiful condition it is in now. The item "Ultra Rare Black Frosted Art Deco Parasol Lady Float Bowl August Walther & Sohne" is in sale since Saturday, February 8, 2020. This item is in the category "Pottery, Glass\Glass\Depression". The seller is "black_deco_lady" and is located in Sunshine Coast, QLD. This item can be shipped worldwide.